Throughout one of the toughest times our country has faced in the course of history, nothing was more clear than the resilience and strength of the American people – a testament to the founding fathers of our great land and a point that massive country star, Trace Adkins, speaks in-depth about through his thundering hit, “Tough People Do.”
First debuted in 2012 at an event just outside of the National Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida, this impassioned tribute to the never-wavering dedication and strength of America blew the crowd away, only fueling the feelings of patriotism and pride blanketing them.
“My grandma was the toughest old woman that I ever saw in my life,” Adkins told USA Today in an interview that same year. “She’d still work in the garden with an old push-plow until she was in her late 70s. Just the toughest old woman that I ever knew and, at the same time, the godliest creature that I ever knew.”
“That’s the point of this song. That’s what we have in our DNA. That’s what we come from. That’s who we are. That’s what this country needs to be reminded of. We still have the wherewithal, still have the muscle to straighten out this incredibly twisted frame that we’re driving on.”
“Tough People Do” endures the test of time and describes the economical and social difficulties throughout decades as they have been overcome by the seemingly endless strength and fortitude of American determination.
Adkins proudly bears the emotion of the song through each note that rings out in his iconic baritone voice, reminding all of us who we are, where we come from, and what historical triumphs we have accomplished in the face of adversity.
Watch Trace Adkins sing “Tough People Do” in the video below and let us know how it makes you feel in the comments!